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Shelf Life with Patrick Taylor

Author Patrick Taylor's latest book isThe Wily O'Reilly: Irish Country Stories, and he had another best seller this past Fall, Fingal O'Reilly, Irish Doctor. 

We invited Patrick to talk about those five important books that shaped his are Patrick's choices:

Kenneth Graham, The Wind in the Willows

Jack Whyte, The Skystone

A. J. Cronin, The Citadel

Howard Mittelmark and Sandra Newman, How not to Write a Novel

Rudyard Kipling, The Jungle Book and The Man who Would be King.

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Shelf Life With Robert Bateman

Naturalist and painter Robert Bateman is the latest guest to participate in our ongoing Shelf Life series. In this series we ask high profile British Colombians talk about five books that shaped their lives. Sunday just after the 8:30am news. His picks are listed below:

Favourite childhood book: Winnie-the-Pooh by A.A. Milne
Would give young adult self: Cider with Rosie by Laurie Lee
Changed his life: Two Little Savages by Ernest Thompson Seton
Loves to lend: Empire of the Beetle by Andrew Nikiforuk
Guilty pleasure: Island Times newspaper and The Week magazine

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Shelf Life-with Ivan Coyote

Shelf Life is a series where we ask some of our favourite British Columbians about the five books that have influenced their lives the most. Today's guest is author, columnist, performer, and public speaker Ivan Coyote. 

Ivan and musician Rae Spoon, will be performing a show later this week called "Gender Failure,"  January 16-17 at Club Push at Performance Works, on Granville Island.

Ivan's Shelf Life books were:
Harriet the Spy, (Louise Fitzhugh), Stone Butch Blues,  (Leslie Feinberg), Woman on the Edge of Time, (Marge Piercy), Geek Love, (Katherine Dunn), and anything by the authors Ian Rankin and Denise Mina.